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Understanding Appraisals

Real estate transactions require an appraisal to assess the fair market value when you are selling a house. In this episode, Jonathan welcomes special guest Jason Ferris to dive into understanding appraisals so that you can maximize your return on investment. From the neighborhood to pools, to garages, and everything in between, Jason explains the things you need to take into consideration when remodeling your real estate property. Join us to hear the improvements that are game changers so that you can get the max resale value possible, as well as the areas that won't make a huge impact on your ROI.

Jason Ferris holds a Certified General Appraiser license in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Originally from Cincinnati, Jason graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Morehead State University and served in the United State Air Force for 6 years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. After working in the technology industry for several years, Jason shifted to real estate appraisal work.

Beginning in 2003 at Stickelman, Schneider & Associates in Dayton, Ohio, one of the largest appraisal firms in the Midwest, Jason completed residential and commercial appraisals in the Dayton and Cincinnati markets. Then, in 2006, he expanded Stickelman’s footprint to Louisville, Kentucky. In 2011, he began working for Lin Bell, MAI, SRA completing commercial appraisals in the Louisville and southern Indiana markets.

Jason earned his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2013 and his SRA designation in 2014. Jason has continued to partner with Lin Bell since then and now manages the company, Lin Bell & Associates, Inc. In November 2014, the company name was changed to Bell Ferris, Inc.

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